You Paid More Than Me

Any one who knows me well knows that I am a bargain shopper....I love a TJ Maxx, HomeGoods, and my personal favorite, the Ross Dress for Less.  Last week while traveling in Chicago for work I spotted a Marshalls, TJ, and ROSS in the same giant shopping center.....the TRIFECTA.   After pulling over in a hotel parking lot, I had to talk myself {out loud, people} into continuing on my route to the airport so I wouldn't miss my flight.  Plus I would have had to buy another bag just to get stuff home if I were to buy anything.  Not that that has ever stopped me....

I have been known to walk these stores and not buy one single thing, but that is certainly the exception...NOT the rule, although Lee wishes it were.  Many times I find great stuff that I have no intention of buying, but have to snap a picture of to show some body {usually my super talented interior designer friend Ashley} just because I need someone else to see THIS WAS AT TJ MAXX!!!

Here are a few things I have found recently...

  Found and purchased at Stein Mart...usually not a fan of mass produced art, but I just couldn't leave this in the store.  When I got home Jackson said, "MOM!  That's me and Tradd and Hampton!"  I hung this upstairs near their rooms.

    Found and purchased these side tables at Ross.  The big one was $39.99 and the smaller $29.99.  They are really sturdy and I know that I can spray paint them later if I end up tiring of the gold bases.  

 Found at TJ Maxx.  This was one of those things that I loved, but really had no where to put it in our home.  It's really modern to me with that stainless steel base.  I thought it would make a great console or side-board in a dining room!  Love it!  

And this is me cheesing it up at the Marshalls off Michigan Avenue in Chicago!  
 Certainly the biggest Marshall's I've ever been in, but didn't buy one thing! 

 I found a blog a few months back that I have loved reading called You Paid More Than Me.  I just know Stephanie and I would be friends if we knew each other in real life.

1 comment :

  1. Okay, that console table with the stainless legs? I was at The Maxx about two weekends ago and I saw a bachelor-looking guy hauling that (and an incredible neutral upholstered headboard with nailhead trim) up to the cash register. I thought to myself: 1) GREAT taste, man. 2) Your eventual spouse will not have to get rid of either of these pieces, props to you!

    I spy a clearance sticker on that console ... get it!